Monthly Archives: December 2011

Foundation Safety and Rescue Training

This is a one day training course and whilst a very useful training day in itself is also a pre-requiset for BCU and UKCC Coaching Awards.

Course Aims:
The course aims to provide the student with the key safety and rescue skills required to operate safely in a sheltered water environment and to be able to deal with common emergencies.These skills will then form the basis of all safety and rescue training throughout the BCU Scheme.

The course has two purposes:
1.To provide the paddler with the necessary skills which will enable them to ensure the safety of themselves and others.

2. To provide the paddler with the appropriate rescue skills which can be used to help themselves and/or others in difficulty.

Theory – Safety features of a canoe/kayak. Hazards of water.Weather.Clothing.Emergency services/ getting the right. Help. Safety of rescuer. Manuel handling

Lifesaving –- Coaching a swimmer in difficulty. Reach rescue rigid /non-rigid. Throwing a buoyant object. Wading to get nearer

Bank Based and Boat based Rescue skills – Using a throw line. Deep water rescues rescue.H-rescue.T-rescue.Curl rescue. Eskimo rescue –bow presentation. Unconscious rescue. Stirrup rescue. All in rescueMore rescues and Unknown incidents

 For a full sylabus please go to;


For Booking please email;  with the following information, or use the comments form below.
Email address (will be used for all joining details)
Scouting Appointment:
Canoeing qualifications:



UKCC Level 1 Coach Course

Following the success of the courses run over the last two years, Surrey Scouts Water Activity Club and 1st Cuddington (Warspite) Sea Scouts will be organising the provision of a level 1 coach course, provided through the excellent coach tutors at Kayako Jacko.

Dates: 2 weekends: Feb 25 & 26th; March 31st & April 1st – you will need to attend both weekends.

You will need to provide your own lunch. Location: Warspite Scout boathouse, Thames Ditton

Cost: Still to be confirmed. The absolute maximum that anyone will pay is £200. We do however have funding to reduce this for those in Scouting. We would expect that this would account for up to £100 of the course costs. Some of this grant funding is geographically limited to Surrey. You will also need to register with the BCU, and if you are not already a member – join.

Please fill in the enquiry form below and we will be able to determine the exact cost. Pre-requisites: You need to hold both the “old” 2 star in canoe and the “old” 2 star in kayak or the “new” combined 2 star. You will need your certificate. You will also need to complete your Foundation Safety and Rescue Training(the “old” CST no longer is valid for this) Minimum age is 16

Further information:

Priority: Prior to the confirmation of a place, priority will be given to individuals supporting Scout activities. However we will fill the course as soon as possible.

To register interest: Please email Richard on  including the following details.

*Please fill in the information against the questions for ease of admin.


Date of Birth:

Email address:

Phone number:

Are you a member of the Scout Association?

Which Scout Group:

Which Scout District:

Which Scout County:

Other Canoe Club membership:

Do you hold: New 2 star award Old 2 star kayak Old 2 star canoe Foundation Safety and Rescue Training?

Will you require loan of a kayak? (there is no cost)

We would normally expect candidates to provide appropriate personal equipment – if you require loan of these, please give more details.

Any other medical information:

Any other notes or information:

Scout Focused BCU Coach Update/Seminar

Details of Scout Focused BCU Coach Update
Booking in advance required
Date: Saturday March 17th 2012
What it is: We are running a BCU Coach Update focused on Scouting. Whilst aimed at updating and fulfilling the needs of accredited BCU coaches operating within Scouting, this day is open to anyone within Scouting. Just like the event in 2010, this will be an official coach update which counts for all BCU coaches ongoing training requirement, but with a focus on Scouting.
Planned Format of the day: 
-keynote information from BCU
-scouting presentation
– participants will have a choice of theory and on river modules.
We also hope to have some demo boats available.
Location:  Warspite-Ajax Scout Boating Centre, 19 Ditton Reach, Thames Ditton, Surrey. KT7 OXB
Costs: £15 per person for attendance only or £20 including a bagged, packed lunch. Payment in advance is required as places are limited.
The afternoon options will be confirmed in the new year. Where these have a certificate cost (e.g. BCU foundation modules), this will be additional.
For Booking please email;  with the following information.
Email address (will be used for all joining details)
Scouting Appointment:
Canoeing qualifications:
Bagged packed lunch required?
If so: meat or vegetarian?